Latest reports claim that La Liga giants Barcelona have signed highly rated England youth international Louie Barry on a three-year contract.
Barry’s contract with West Bromwich Albion expired last month and he had drawn interest from Europe’s biggest clubs, including Bayern.
🔵🔴📝 Louie Barry s’incorpora al Barça. 🇬🇧 El davanter anglès, de 16 anys, arriba procedent del West Bromwich Albion i jugarà al Juvenil A.
— FC Barcelona – Masia (@FCBmasia) July 11, 2019
Barcelona managed to win the race for the 16-year-old’s signature, with ESPN FC revealing how they wrestled him away from PSG at the eleventh hour.
Barry had even undergone medicals at PSG last Thursday and was set to sign for the Ligue 1 side on Friday before a last-minute intervention from Barca saw him make a U-turn.
He would have earned far more in France, but the sporting project presented by La Masia’s academy directors Jose Mari Bakero and Guillermo Amor convinced him, his family and his agents to change their minds at the last minute.
Barry underwent a medical at Barca’s training ground last Saturday and signed a contract later that same day, with the club confirming the deal on Thursday.